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examine

[ig-zam-in]
verb (used with object), examined, examining.
1.
to inspect or scrutinize carefully: to examine a prospective purchase.
2.
to observe, test, or investigate (a person's body or any part of it), especially in order to evaluate general health or determine the cause of illness.
3.
to inquire into or investigate: to examine one's motives.
4.
to test the knowledge, reactions, or qualifications of (a pupil, candidate, etc.), as by questions or assigning tasks.
5.
to subject to legal inquisition; put to question in regard to conduct or to knowledge of facts; interrogate: to examine a witness; to examine a suspect.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French examiner < Latin exāmināre to weigh, examine, test, equivalent to exāmin- (stem of exāmen examen) + -āre infinitive ending

examinable, adjective
examinatorial [ig-zam-uh-nuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
examiner, noun
examiningly, adverb
preexamine, verb (used with object), preexamined, preexamining.
preexaminer, noun
subexaminer, noun
superexaminer, noun
unexaminable, adjective
unexamined, adjective
unexamining, adjective
well-examined, adjective


1. search, probe, explore, study. 3. quiz.
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examine (ɪɡˈzæmɪn)
 
vb
1.  to look at, inspect, or scrutinize carefully or in detail; investigate
2.  education to test the knowledge or skill of (a candidate) in (a subject or activity) by written or oral questions or by practical tests
3.  law to interrogate (a witness or accused person) formally on oath
4.  med to investigate the state of health of (a patient)
 
[C14: from Old French examiner, from Latin exāmināre to weigh, from exāmen means of weighing; see examen]
 
ex'aminable
 
adj
 
ex'aminer
 
n
 
ex'amining
 
adj

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examine
c.1300, from O.Fr. examiner "to test, to try," from L. examinare "to test or try," from examen "a means of weighing or testing," probably ultimately from exigere "weigh accurately" (see exact). Related: Examined; examining.
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examine ex·am·ine (ĭg-zām'ĭn)
v. ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing, ex·am·ines

  1. To study or analyze an organic material.

  2. To test or check the condition or health of.

  3. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.

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